WFU Law alumni receive North Carolina Advocates for Justice Awards

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) presented several awards on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the annual convention in Sunset Beach, N.C. Included in the award honorees were Wake Forest Law adjunct faculty member, David Pishko, and  Robert “Hoppy” Elliot (’77) and M. Gordon Widenhouse (’81). Past NCAJ President Pishko was awarded the Charles Becton Award for excellence in teaching. Pishko has taught at Wake Forest Law School for more than 20 years and has made a profound difference in the lives of his students, according the NCAJ.  Three attorneys — Elliot, Griff Morgan and Frank Goldsmith — were recognized for their work advocating for the civil rights of Guantanamo Bay detainees with a NCAJ Special Award.

The Honorable Lucy Inman was the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Trial Judge award.  It was announced that Past President Widenhouse will receive the Distinguished Service Award from the N.C. State Bar on June 21.

The North Carolina Advocates For Justice is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to protecting people’s rights through professional and community legal education, championing individual rights, and protecting the safety of North Carolina’s families — in the workplace, in the home, and in the environment.

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